Do I have to get dressed up for church?
We are easy going with our dress code. Modest, casual clothing is okay. We want you to be comfortable.
How long does the service go for?
The service runs for approximately 1 1/2 hours
What happens when I arrive?
You'll be met at the door by our friendly Welcome Team when you first arrive. Let them know that you are new. They will help you with any questions you may have. Make sure you get a Welcome Pack that gives you more information about who we are as a denomination and a local church.
What happens during the service?
- We love to worship God with music and song. It doesn't matter if you don't know the songs - you don't have to sing. The words will be projected on the wall at the front.
- During the service there will be a time were we will receive updates on what is happening in the life of the church. Sometimes there is an opportunity, for those that wish, to share what God has been doing in their lives.
- We celebrate the Lord's Supper or Communion on the first Sunday of every month. This is when Christians break a piece of bread, (that has no yeast in it), and drinks some grape juice to remember the sacrifice that Jesus made by dying for us on the cross. As the trays are passed around, please pass them along to the next person, please don't feel you are obliged to join in. You are welcome to observe quietly.
- There will be an offering taken up during the service. If you are visiting, you are under no obligation to contribute.
- The Pastor will share from God's Word and help us understand how we can grow in our relationship with Jesus and apply it to our every day life.
- There will always be an opportunity for Prayer. After the service you can meet with someone who will be happy to pray with you.
- After the service you can get to know us more by joining us for free tea and coffee
The Christian and Missionary Alliance, or "the Alliance" as it is most often known, is an evangelical denomination with an Australian representation of over 70 congregations, including various cultural churches. Internationally, the Alliance includes some 7,500 churches, 1,200 career missionaries, and 2.5 million members on six continents.
Founded in 1887 at Old Orchard, Maine, by Dr. Albert B. Simpson, a Canadian-born Presbyterian minister, the C&MA was originally established as an evangelical foreign missionary organisation that received support from an alliance of Christians from several denominations and nationalities
Today, the Alliance is still first and foremost an alliance of people committed to worldwide evangelisation. It concentrates on evangelism and church planting. Those it sends forth as ministers and missionaries must be strong in their faith, filled with the Spirit of God and motivated to reach people who are without Christ. No two Alliances are exactly the same, for they minister uniquely in diverse communities. Despite that they are united in their purpose to communicate God’s love to a lost world.
Statement of Faith of the Christian and Missionary Alliance
- There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace.
- The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.
- The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.
- Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God. He fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The portion of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.
- Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.
- It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.
- Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.
- The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the Gospel, and observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper.
- There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.
- The Lord Jesus Christ will come again. His second coming is imminent and will be personal and visible. As the believer's blessed hope this vital truth is an incentive to holy living and faithful service toward the completion of Christ's commission.
The logo represents the Fourfold Gospel that is central to the C&MA. The C&MA’s founder Dr A. B. Simpson had spiritual encounters that changed his life. As a result he came to believe that Christ was not only his Saviour, but also his Sanctifier and Healer.
The Cross: stands for salvation through the death and resurrection of Christ, God’s Son.
The Laver: is representative of sanctification, that daily cleansing from sin by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit (a vessel containing water for ceremonial washing stands for sanctification and the daily cleansing from sin through the activity of the indwelling Holy Spirit)
The Pitcher of Oil: is both a type of the Holy Spirit and the provision of anointing for bodily healing.
The Crown: symbolises the return of the Lord Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of Lords who will return for those who know Him as Saviour and Lord.